Grave of Rev Paul Bairstow & Family

St Peter's, Sowerby



The grave of Rev Paul Bairstow & family at Saint Peter's, Sowerby

Grave of Rev Paul Bairstow & Family: St Peter's, Sowerby

[Taken in April 2017]

This image [HH1085.JPG] was kindly submitted by Derrick Habergham

Epitaph


Anno 1802
The ancient tomb
mentioned in the will of the Revd Mr BAIRSTOW,
being now much decayed, his Trustees,
in order to preserve it, have caused this covering
to be placed around it.
   
The following is the ancient inscription,
upon the said enclosed tomb.
MICHAEL BAIRSTOW was interred April 4th
aged 57 and ANN his wife April 21st
aged 59 in the year 1672.
   
The Revd PAUL BAIRSTOW their son
devised all his effects to pious uses,
those of the Town are sixteen pounds a year
for teaching 12 poor children,
one pound a year to the Curate for sermon
on Michaelmas Day, and that this monument
be for ever repaired. These things to be paid
out of the rents of two farms in Bradforddale,
and the remainder to be distributed
to such poor persons as receive no alms,
and are not worth 50 pounds as the Curate
and Chapel Wardens shall direct.

[Taken in April 2017]

This image [HH1086.JPG] was kindly submitted by Derrick Habergham



© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 15:43 /15th March 2018 / ph2860 / 5389

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